Matchday Report: Four-star Orban stands out; Moffi, Olawoyin show class

Matchday Report: Four-star Orban stands out; Moffi, Olawoyin show class

  • On Sunday, EaglesTracker followed 112 matches which could potentially feature Nigerians
  • From 72 different leagues around the world.
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ALBANIA

Albanians witnessed an intense battle at the Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi in Tirana as Anthony Umejiego struck the first blow, and Ndubuisi Eneh sealed the deal with a crucial winner in Apolonia Fier's [3-2] triumph over Dinamo Tirana.

Even though Dickson Idakwo fought hard for the home team and found the back of the net, it was not enough to stop Apolonia Fier's march towards victory.

BELGIUM

Meanwhile, the Belgian Pro League was set ablaze by the phenomenal performance of Gift Orban. The Nigerian sensation scored four goals to help KAA Gent crush Zulte Waregem [2-6] at the Elindus Arena. Orban's electric display was a sight to behold as he scored his first hat-trick in his professional career and even added another goal to his tally in the 83rd minute.

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With nine goals, Orban is now the leading scorer in Europe's top 10 leagues since his debut for KAA Gent in February.

Victor Boniface assisted the winner for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in their hard-fought [1-2] victory over league-leading KRC Genk.

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ENGLAND

Over in England, Ashleigh Plumptre put up a rock-solid defensive showing for Leicester City in a nail-biting goalless draw against Everton.

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Meanwhile, Paul Onuachu made a cameo Premier League appearance for Southampton as they held ten-man Manchester United to a valuable [0-0] draw at Old Trafford.

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FRANCE

Terem Moffi displayed his undeniable talent by scoring and providing an assist for OGC Nice in their [2-2] French Ligue 1 draw with Nantes at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

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While Moses Simon played 65 minutes in the encounter, Moffi now boasts an impressive record of 15 goals in 24 appearances in the Ligue 1 this season.

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GERMANY

The German Bundesliga saw Kevin Akpoguma in action as TSG Hoffenheim fell to a [2-1] defeat away to Freiburg, leaving them at the bottom of the league table.

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SPAIN

In the Spanish La Liga, Samuel Chukwueze showcased his skills for Villarreal as they were held to a home league [1-1] draw against Real Betis. He completed 4 dribbles and created 3 goalscoring chances for his side.

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In the Primera Division Femenina, Rasheedat Ajibade also had a good performance, creating 1 goalscoring chance, but it wasn't enough as Atletico Madrid played out a goalless draw in the Madrid derby.

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On the other hand, Gift Monday tasted her fourth victory in Granadilla Tenerife's colours since joining from Rivers Angels in September after the club crushed Madrid CFF [5-2] at the Estadio La Palmera in San Isidro.

ITALY

Cyriel Dessers and David Okereke both featured for US Cremonese in their [0-2] home Serie A defeat against Fiorentina.

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At the same time, Ola Aina came on as a substitute to help Torino to a [0-2] away victory over Lecce.

NETHERLANDS

Calvin Bassey put on another impressive display at centre-back to help Ajax secure a thrilling [2-4] victory away at Heerenveen in the Eredivisie.

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TURKEY

Turkey witnessed a thrilling match as Ibrahim Olawoyin assisted a goal before scoring the stoppage-time winner for Caykur Rizespor in their impressive [1-2] away league victory over Bodrumspor.

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